ROCKY BOY - Nancy Knife Meyers, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at a Havre hospital of natural causes.
A wake service began Friday at the Rocky Boy Catholic Church. A funeral service was to be held at 7 p.m. at the Rock Boy Catholic Church with Ken Writing Bird and
Sister Mary Margaret O'Doherty officiating and also at the Catholic Church in Ahtahkakoop Reserve No. 104 in Ahtahkakoop, Saskatchewan. Burial will be in the Ahtahkakoop Cemetery in Sandy Lake, Saskatchewan.
Nancy was born Jan. 27, 1928, to Peter and Matilda (Scott) Knife at the Ahtahkakoop Reserve No. 104, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her early life and education was in Manitoba.
In 1947, she met and married John G. Meyers of Rocky Boy. They had 10 children and she raised 11 children.
For a time, she worked as a teacher's aide at Rocky Boy Elementary School. Her main focus in life was her family. She was very proud of her grandson Adrian Good Voice, who recently returned from Afganistan.
Nancy's hobbies included reading the Bible, watching powwows, quilting, shawls, playing a card game of bingo and rabbit with friends. She was always caring for family children and cooking bannock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Matilda Knife; sisters, Annie Main, Harriet, Agnes, Mary Alice Knife and Susan Felix; brothers, John and Charlie Knife.
Survivors include her sons, John E. (Ivy) Meyers, Donald D. (Pam) Meyers and Duane M. (Lisa) Meyers, all of Rocky Boy; daughters, Karen J. (Alex) Knife, Diana K. (Dave) Meyers, Edna A. Meyers, Bonnie J. Meyers and Betty S. (Mark) Collins, all of Rocky Boy, Maria F. Sponsler and Carol I. (Jack) Meyers, both of Great Falls; adopted sons, Duane Adamaire, Ron Arnault and Jerry Grey Eyes, all of Sandy Lake, Canada; sisters, Edna Knife of Sandy Lake, Canada, and Liza (Jim) Crain of Muskoday, Canada; brothers, Thomas (Sheila) Knife, Doug (Doris) Knife of Sandy Lake, Canada, and Gene Russette of Rocky Boy; and adopted sister, Keke Mususkapoe of Sandy Lake, Canada.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home of Havre.